Supreme Court Win for Papua New Guinea Opposition over the Asylum Seekers Issue

Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader Hon.Belden Norman Namah advised, just earlier today:

“We just won supreme court reference on the question of my standing in the asylum seekers case. The five (5) men Supreme Court Bench unanimously ruled in my favor and declared that I have standing as citizen and as Member of Parliament and Leader of Opposition to challenge the Constitutionality of the Memorandum of Agreement between Papua New Guinea and Australia. Victory is for the people of PNG. Praise be to God Almighty.”

Mr Namah, who initially instigated legal proceedings in court early last year over the legitimacy of the asylum seeker deal, also added: “I have every confidence in our Judiciary and the courts.”

Picture attached: Opposition Leader & Vanimo-Green MP, Belden Namah (right) and Deputy Opposition Leader & Bulolo Open MP, Samuel Basil (left)

David Ephraim

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